Clinical Examination Essentials, 5th Edition

An Introduction to Clinical Skills (and how to pass your clinical exams)
Authors :
Nicholas J Talley & Simon O’Connor
Date of Publication: 12/2019

Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination Essentials 5e provides an introduction to the skills required to successfully pass your clinical exams. It offers tips on how to impress your examiners and highlights key steps in taking a history......view more

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Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination Essentials 5e provides an introduction to the skills required to

successfully pass your clinical exams.

It offers tips on how to impress your examiners and highlights key steps in taking a history and conducting

a physical examination. With practice these will become second nature, even under the stress of exam conditions.

We hope that Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination Essentials inspires you to master your clinical skills and embark on a successful medical career. If you are looking to further develop your history taking

and examination techniques, Talley and O’Connor’s Clinical Examination: A Systematic Guide to Physical

Diagnosis provides greater detail (and more jokes).


New to this edition
  • New introductory chapter on how to pass your clinical exams and the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
  • New clinical photographs
  • Updated hint boxes and summaries

Key Features
  • Talley & O’Connor exam hints present handy information which assists students and junior doctors in correctly diagnosing patients
  • OSCE hints panel at the end of each chapter provides practice OSCE-style scenarios and answers to test all skills required for the OSCEs
  • Question Boxes provide a checklist of questions which students as examiners should pose to patients to enable them to correctly identify the presenting symptoms required for an accurate diagnosis
  • Includes an Enhanced eBook version with purchase. The enhanced eBook allows the end user to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Author Information
By Nicholas J Talley, MD (NSW), PhD (Syd), MMedSci (Clin Epi)(Newc.), FAHMS, FRACP, FAFPHM, FRCP (Lond. & Edin.), FACP , Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Research, University of Newcastle, Australia Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Australia President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians Chair-Elect, Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) Hon. Treasurer, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Senior Staff Specialist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia Adjunct Professor and Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, NC, USA Foreign Guest Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and Simon O’Connor, FRACP DDU FCSANZ , Cardiologist, Canberra Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT, Australia